Charlene Kay Weber


(Aug. 18, 1940 - Dec. 27, 2016)

Charlene Kay Weber, 76, of Meeteetse, died at West Park Hospital’s Long Term Care Center on Dec. 27, 2016.

She was born Aug. 18, 1940, to Frank and Annie Mae Tolman, in Worland, in the back of a garage. 

Kay grew up in Ten Sleep on the Tolman Sheep Company ranch, where she loved every aspect of the ranch life.

Kay graduated from Worland High School in 1958 and attended a couple of years of college in Casper. Upon returning home, she married Ronald Keeler. 

They moved to Roswell, New Mexico, where their daughter, Ronee Kay, was born in 1962. They moved back to Worland and their son, Franklin David, was born 1967. In 1970 they divorced.

In 1971, Kay and Jake Weber were married and the family lived on a farm in Worland. She drove barley and beet trucks in Worland, and they later moved to Meeteetse, where they purchased the Blue Ribbon Bar and made lots of friends.

She then worked as a part-time clerk for the Forest Service, Lewis & Sons and later at the public library.

In 1984, she returned to the Forest Service at the Greybull Ranger District in Meeteetse.

She was asked in 1988 to support the Wyoming Interagency Fire Coordination Center in Cody during the summer months, where she spent long hours away from home dispatching for wildland fires until 1995. At that time she retired with 20 years of service.

Her main passion in life was the Tolman Ranch, her kids and grandkids.

Kay was preceded in death by her father, Frank.

She is survived by her mother Annie Mae Tolman; daughter Ronee Kay Hogg; son Frank (Wendy) Keeler; grandkids Michael J. and Kurt P. Hogg, Kaytlyn Elsie and Karson D. Keeler; great-granddaughter Mia Jolee Hogg; sisters DeeAnna Rogers and Pamela (Jack) Haggerty; brothers Dan (Vickie) Tolman and Craig (Verna) Tolman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

As to her wishes, memorial services and spreading of ashes will be held in June. Ballard Funeral Home has handled the cremation services.